If you buy chicks, then special order and get pullets. Most of the straight run are males. When we got Ameracaunas for niece...we ended up with 10 males and 2 females. Not good.Thanks....I only have 3 girls. I'm going to be buying some more babies @TS in the middle of March..I would like to take advantage of the sale...unless I do the back to eden garden where I grow all their food..
I found a farmer on craigslist to buy grain from.I bought 50# laying pellets and 50% chopped corn yesterday at our local farm store for $29.81. :sigh: That seems to be high, wonder if I could find it cheaper elsewhere. My DH gave away 7 of my chickens to a friend that didn't have any and to lower our feed bill a bit.
If you buy chicks, then special order and get pullets. Most of the straight run are males. When we got Ameracaunas for niece...we ended up with 10 males and 2 females. Not good.
I I remember what Eden garden is...I think it is like $ 90 ?
You are better off just using small pans and growing your own. DIY.
Australorps are nice looking birds.I only want pullets..Im looking to buy Australorps only this time around( TS told me that they end up every year with different breeds even heritage breeds...this way I can just buy the minimum of 6 instead of 25)...... If I have no other choice then Ill buy RIR..I will hold the store accountable if I get any roosters at all...
The back to eden garden is on youtube if your interested...Also I can still contact you if you want me to about the Agway deal...jlmk..
Our girls get to go out a few times a week in the winter depending on how cold it is. They usually head for the garage, that has a gravel floor so they can dig holes and dust bath. I am glad we don't have copperheads or water mocs. Just a few grass snakes every now and then.The grass is starting to grow and get green here in the south. Im going to let mine out to forage when I am home and can be outside alot to watch over them. They love to forage. We have copperheads and I saw a water moc. in my pond last year so maybe they will help clean up some of the small snakes they find too.